Type-Moon has uploaded a new gameplay trailer for the upcoming 2D fighter, Melty Blood: Type Lumina, showcasing its next fighter, Ciel. Called the “Arrow” of the church and one who hunts down heretics, Ciel is a balanced fighter wielding mid-range blades. She can employ various skills and adapt to several situations, also allowing her to traverse arenas adeptly, almost akin to a series of playgrounds.
You can view the Ciel Battle Preview trailer below:
Melty Blood is a fighting game series that started as a doujin game back in 2002. It is developed as a collaboration between Type-Moon (Tsukihime, Fate/Stay Night) and French-Bread. (Under Night In-Birth, Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax)
This is also the newest entry of the series, and it is based on the alternate retelling of Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon. As such, the game will also act as a reboot for the fighting series.
Melty Blood: Type Lumina will include HD environments, and its upgraded visuals will reflect the new version of the Tsukihime visual novel that will soon be available in Japan. French-Bread has also rebuilt the battle system to include multiple combos that can be pulled even by newcomers.
This game design philosophy is reinforced by Rapid Beats, which are moves that can be performed by repeatedly pressing the attack buttons. Their inclusion seems to imply that there will be room for some button mashing. However, the company promises that this will not impact the Melty Blood essence, allowing stylish, intense battles.
Following the series’ conventions, a story mode will be included, and each character will have their own narratives written by Kinoko Nasu. A Time Attack mode and a Survival mode will also be present. Additionally, it will be possible to play against other players online or locally. The game will have rollback netcode, but it is vital to mention that there will be no crossplay.
Melty Blood: Type Lumina will be released worldwide for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch on September 30, 2021. Delightworks, the developer of Fate/Grand Order, is the game’s publisher.
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